Updated on Jan 6, 2022

What to Do in the Townships During the Holidays

During the Holiday season, the Townships are offering you countless opportunities for spreading joy all around, in the four corners of the region. Feel good moments, that will make you smile, that will make you dream… Moments to collect with your lover or your family. Only one rule: To make the most of these opportunities.

N.B : Please note that due to the COVID-19 situation, some activities below may be canceled.

A walk at the Marsh

No matter who is accompanying you, you will have a magical time through the Rivière aux Cerises marshes, whether it's under the forest canopy or on the 1.2 km boardwalk.

Elf Hunt Event, in Sherbrooke

Some naughty elves are hiding in shop windows and murals in downtown Sherbrooke. With the help of a series of riddles, head out to find them and help Santa Claus bring the magic of the Holidays to Sherbrooke. Until January 9.

Brome Lake Magic

From December 11 until February 27, Coldbrook Park will be illuminated with hundreds of lanterns. Head out for a walk and perhaps seize some of the magic you’ll find here! Take this opportunity to visit the town’s charming Cœur villageois.

Try a Snow Scooter

A Scandinavian tradition which has been gaining in popularity throughout Québec. Where can you go to try one? At the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook on the Promenade trail (3.5 km).

A Pint Please!

With their Noëlla L’Année beer, the Confrérie Artisans Brasseurs has created a unique celebration beer. Hurry out to their tasting room to discover it.

The Zoo is open!

To meet up with the Zoo de Granby’s many feathery and furry residents is a must for young and tall alike. From December 26th.

Put a Little Sparkle in your Eyes!

Did you know that Sherbrooke’s Parc Jacques-Cartier will host an ephemeral multimedia event created by Moment Factory? An installation consisting of an immersive illuminated walkway and interactive games, presented December 10 to January 9.

12 Not-to-Be-Missed Snowshoeing Trails

All the elements have come together in the Townships to offer winter ramblers these simply … magical trails!

5 Exhilarating Family Activities

Tube sliding, skating, ice climbing … these are just a few great ideas to put a lasting smile on your kids’ faces!

A night stroll

From December 18, once darkness has fallen, the Baie-des-Sables tourist resort invites you to explore its luminous trail. Until January 9, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Uphill Skiing in Orford

Already a pro at skinning—or always wanted try? Mont-Orford has several uphill skiing trails (including three newly added this winter) and downhill trails accessible outside the station’s opening hours.

Feed the Birds

Where? At Centre d’Interprétation de la Nature du Lac Boivin, in Granby. Why? Because this conservation area is renowned for its diverse fauna, including birds that happen to like being hand-fed. It’s fun for grown-ups and totally thrilling for kids.

Dog Sleds?

Yes, you can enjoy this activity Saturdays and Sundays when you visit MysticWolf in Coaticook.

Skiing and Snowboarding: Start Checking Off Your List!

What list? The one with 38 thrilling activities to do on the slopes!

Christmas Stories

Discover the traditions and stories that define our Holiday season by visiting the Histoires de Noël(s), Christmas stories exhibition at the Musée d’histoire de Sherbrooke. Until January 9.

Cross-Country Skiing: 6 Remarkable Venues

Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, your Eastern Townships experience will truly be unsurpassed! Proof of this times six!

Winter Hikes

Did you know that on a very clear day, you can see Montreal from the top of Mont Glen? That’s just one of the fun facts you’ll learn from Sentiers de l’Estrie’s “Winter Hikes” video.

The Magog Ice Trail

We’ll always come back to the skating trail along Lac Memphrémagog, right near Magog’s pretty downtown area. It’s a classic! Pro tip: The sunset over the lake is a spectacular sight, so plan accordingly.

Everyone! to the Parc des Deux Rivières

The Parc des Deux Rivières in East Angus is a fabulous place for a family outing, especially once the sun has set, and a one-kilometre path will be illuminated for all to enjoy.

Reach the Summit!

Which one? Mont Gosford, at 1,193 metres. From the top, soak in the sweeping views onto the mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire, and the Mégantic region. Don’t forget to snap a selfie!

Where to try a fatbike in the Townships? This way, please!

Here’s a list of really cool places to go for a spin in the snow on a bike!

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